Annual shredding party marks decade of fundraising
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – Schulfer & Associates, LLC hosted their 10th annual shredding party in September and marked a few milestones. Organizers said that $5,000 was raised during the three-hour event, which sets a record, surpassing last year’s donations for the shredding services by $1,000. Cumulatively, the 10 shredding events have raised just over $29,600 for Pacelli Catholic Schools.
“We collected, destroyed and recycled 13,233 pounds of sensitive information this year. Adding that to the 101,779 pounds previously collected, our 10-year cumulative total reached 115,012 pounds of documents! In comparison, last year 12,779 pounds of documents were brought in”, said LouAnn Schulfer, co-owner of Schulfer & Associates.
“This year’s funds will be dedicated toward the increased operational costs to the school due to COVID-19. Originally, the funds were slated toward refinishing the gym floor, however, with the new operations costs brought on dealing with COVID, that took precedence when discussing with the school’s personnel, where funds are needed.”
This year’s event was rescheduled from May to September due to COVID concerns.
The shredding party allows individuals and businesses to bring sensitive recordkeeping documents to be collected, shredded, and recycled. Donations are accepted for the service and 100 percent of the profits are dedicated toward a need Pacelli identifies.
Next year’s shredding party will again be held at 1417 Main Street, Stevens Point, in mid-May.
A free guide, “What to Shred/What to Keep,” is available by calling 715-343-9600.